Few problems were reported overnight from a winter storm that swept across the area.
“There’s no issues at the moment. We’ve had some ice on some of the bridges,” Bryan County Emergency Services Chief Freddy Howell said about 11 a.m., citing highways 204 and 80 and I-16. “But between the Georgia DOT and Bryan County public works, we took care of it and the roads are good. We put sand and gravel down.”
There have been no power outages and no reports of downed trees or limbs.
"All systems are operating normally this morning," Mark Bolton, Coastal EMC's vice president for communications and development, said.
There have been some reports by Georgia Power of minor outages across the region. And Bolton reported one household losing power for a few minutes last night in coastal Bryan County.
"Our 30 crew members in their Richmond Hill hotel slept the night without incident," Holton said.
“We have been blessed,” Howell said.
But he won’t say Bryan County is in the clear yet.
“Richmond Hill is supposed to get down to 24 tonight,” Howell said. “If the moisture stays on the roads and it doesn’t dry out, we’ll have more ice. My guess is mid-day tomorrow (before we’re in the clear).”
The storm brought cold temperatures over a mass of moist air that moved off the Gulf of Mexico earlier. Forecasts were that ice and snow would plague the area.
Forecasts have estimated the rain would end midday.